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There are warnings of further mass fish deaths in the Murray-Darling River, amid soaring temperatures in western New South Wales. The federal government has announced it will convene a meeting with environment stakeholders, while Labor is...
Dance connects Indigenous communities to culture and country and for many First Nations people, it's a powerful source of inspiration.In some remote regions, native song and dance is also being credited with helping curb youth crime, by motivating...
The federal government has moved to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26th. It comes as a handful of municipalities voted to move events, saying it's out of respect for Indigenous people.Some have backed the move, while...
Up to a million fish have died along the Darling River system in New South Wales.
State officials are blaming drought and shifts in water temperature, but others say the issue stems from poor water management by the state government. The disaster is leading to calls for an overhaul of how Australia's resources are managed and ...
Following another measles outbreak in Australia, the Australian Medical Association says the highly contagious disease is preventable but can have deadly consequences.  Doctors are urging parents to vaccinate their children.
The Federal government announced a 47-million dollar boost to Headspace, a youth mental health organization. 
The Federal government says the deaths of two Indigenous girls, aged just 12 and 13, this week are a reminder of the need for new models to tackle mental health in remote communities. It's announced a 47-million dollar funding boost to tackle you...
A number of Indigenous women jailed in Western Australia for failing to pay fines are set to be freed, after a crowdfunding campaign raised money to pay their fines.Indigenous activists hope the successful fundraiser shines a light on what they...
As the nation gears up to farewell 2018 and usher in 2019, organizers in Sydney say the fireworks display over the harbour will be the best ever.
Every year the Sydney fireworks display is a New Year's Eve highlight viewed around the world. This year there are a few more additions to the line-up. For the first time there will be a "Calling Country" segment just after 9:00pm. This segment w...
The Prime Minister and Opposition leader have both delivered a message of hope to those facing hardship, while paying tribute to Australia's defence and emergency services personnel, and charity workers.The Catholic Church sent messages of...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health has come a long way in a short time and is on track to equal that of the non-Indigenous population by 2020.
Rates of blindness and vision loss among Indigenous Australians continue to improve significantly, seven years after University of Melbourne ophthalmologist Hugh Taylor started his plan to tackle Indigenous eye health....

Shine A Light with Rocky Dawuni

Fresh from a performance with Yothu Yindi, Reggae legend & Activist Rocky Dawuni drops by the NITV Radio Studio to shine a light on your day. 
International music star and humanitarian activist Rocky Dawuni straddles the boundaries between Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. to create an appealing sound that unites generations and cultures. With an easy-going charisma and reputation as a...
Australian Hearing is doubling the number of scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Islanders wishing to undertake studies in audiology.
For over four years, Australian Hearing had been offering 3 scholarships/academic year to Aboriginal and Torres Islanders wishing to undertake studies in audiology. Applicants would then go on to pursue their studies in 3 participating...
Late last month state and territory Attorneys General gathered in a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Perth and discussed lifting the minimum age of criminal responsibility across the country. 
In last month's Attorneys General COAG meeting in Perth, governments decided to set up a working group tasked with studying the possibility of lifting the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Australia. The working group has up to twelve...